Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I thought I saw a feather fluttering in the wind on my side mirror, but it was the prettiest chartreuse bug (although the color isn't showing up as bright) that was "hanging on for dear life" this afternoon while I was coming home from seeing my new grandson. Now mind you, he was hanging on for a good 30 minutes and I was going 80 mph on the highway. Of course, I had my camera to take pictures of Cole today so once I slowed down to about 50 mph, I tried to take a shot of him because it was so funny and he was so pretty (you know....quilter's just love color!! LOL). I was afraid if I waited until I stopped, he would fly off...which he did once I got to a light. Anyways, I was really impressed with his ability to hold on at that speed and for as long as he did. Sometimes the simpliest of things make me laugh....oh well
As I mentioned, I got to see my grandson today. He is 9 days old. His momma gave him his first bath, which he wasn't too crazy about, but afterwards was pretty content and slept like a "baby".
Even though I had been pretty busy with the birth of my grandson and taking care of my other two grandsons while everyone else was at the hospital, I have made some progress on my Hearts and Hands blocks this week. It pays to have some of them prepped before hand; and that is why I have been able to complete four and the fifth one is almost finished. The one on the right still needs 1/4 of it stitched down which I plan on doing tonight. This makes 12 blocks completed now. Still have plenty to go, but I am making progress.
I think I will go prep some more..... happy quilting everyone!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This is going to be one of those projects that I might be taking to the "home" with me, but I do love it so far and the closer I get to the finish, just maybe the quicker I will work on them. I certainly have a large enough stash to make a huge variety of blocks, but for now, I have these four to show off. The two applique ones were started while I was at the AQS Paducah show and the two paper-pieced ones I worked on at my retreat last month. So....last night I decided to finish them by appliquing the four circles in the centers. Now it is time to choose some more combinations of fabrics and move on to the next few blocks.
By the way....ALL blocks will eventually be round (like the paper pieced ones), but working on a square background preserves the block from getting out of shape and is easier to work with.
Ok...enough talk, I am going to start another one!
Friday, July 10, 2009
I just finished these after starting them some time ago (like back in February). Both socks were completed up to the heel and that's where I was stumped. That's what I get for trying something new (never made socks before) and trying to do it from a "free pattern" that had to be converted from centimeters (something that I never learned in school since I am too old apparently!). Thanks to my friend, Eve, who attended the quilt retreat with me in June. She helped me with turning the corner (heel) on these socks and I am so thankful.
The yarn was a self striping yarn. The Design line was called Regia by Kaffe Fassett. Guess I won't be wearing them until next winter, but I am so happy that they are done!!! I'll try another pair now that I know how to turn the heel, but first I have some other unfinished knitting projects to get back to, too.